Somewhere in Time (film)

Somewhere in Time
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Theatrical film poster
Directed byJeannot Szwarc
Screenplay byRichard Matheson
Based onBid Time Return
by Richard Matheson
Produced by
CinematographyIsidore Mankofsky
Edited byJeff Gourson
Music byJohn Barry
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 3, 1980 (1980-10-03)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$4 million[1]
Box office$9.7 million

Somewhere in Time is a 1980 American romantic fantasy drama film from Universal Pictures, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, and starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Plummer. It is a film adaptation of the 1975 novel Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson, who also wrote the screenplay.

Reeve plays Richard Collier, a playwright who becomes obsessed with a photograph of a young woman at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Through self-hypnosis, he wishes himself back in time to the year 1912 to find love with actress Elise McKenna (portrayed by Seymour), but comes into conflict with Elise's manager, William Fawcett Robinson (portrayed by Plummer), who fears that romance will derail her career, and resolves to stop him.

The film is known for its musical score composed by John Barry, featuring pianist Roger Williams. The 18th variation of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini also appears several times.

  1. ^ On Location With Christopher Reeve: 3 Chocolates on the Pillow 'To Escape the Cape' Crew Works for Scale

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